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Grateful Dead - RFK Stadium - June 9, 1973


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June 9, 1973 - Audience fob
Dead played the day show - it was sunny & hot - temperature was over 100° F

Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band
RFK Stadium - Washington, DC

Saturday show - dudes climbing on stage
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visit the Sunday show

FOB — stereo mic hand-held on mic stand shaft - w/ my arm raised high — TAPED in stereo

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Set 1
Promised Land
Deal
Looks Like Rain
They Love Each Other
Jack Straw
Loose Lucy
Mexicali Blues
Row Jimmy
El Paso
Box of Rain
Sugaree
Beat It On Down the Line
Tennessee Jed
Greatest Story Ever Told
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Set 2
He's Gone ->
Truckin' ->
Playin' in the Band
Loser
Me and My Uncle
Mississippi Half Step
Big River
Eyes of the World ->
China Doll
Sugar Magnolia
Archive bit torrent — June 9 transfers by Matt Smith at 24/96
Archive bit torrent — June 9 transfers by Matt Smith at 16/44

Dave Usborne's Matrix for this show on The Archive
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etree bit torrent — June 9 transfers by Matt Smith at 24/96
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etree bit torrent — Dave Usborne's Matrix of June 9

Taping Equipment — my first time taping!

Sony TC 2850 SD portable stereo cassette recorder
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Sony ECM 99 stereo mic
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GD's prototype Wall of Sound on June 9, 1973 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC
stereo PA System with JBL speakers inside Alembic cabinets plus a stereo Auxiliary PA

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above photo is from the Saturday show - June 9, 1973

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The Bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began
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The_Bus is seeding

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Grateful Dead webpages and documentation

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Taper's web page for the June 1973 GD shows at RFK Stadium
The Allmans and The Dead connections
Jerry Garcia's guitar history
Jerry Garcia Discography
Pigpen — reams of talent
Phil Lesh on trumpet — his jazz tapes from 1959
Robert Hunter's boxed set — his tape collection on The Archive
Dark Star - an in-depth Master Class taught by NYC pianist Dave Frank
CBS Documentary - Hippie Temptation - 1967
Owsley Stanley — the Bear, biography
Owsley Stanley — the Bear, 1991 interview with David Gans
Sound System and The Crew
Bear speaker arrays vs Bose speaker arrays
Alembic and Ampex Corporation technical know-how
The Era of Tape Recording
Ampex invents the Video Tape Recorder in 1955
Taper's portable cassette recorders - early 1970s
Taper's "reel changes" explained
Taping the Europe '72 tour on a 16-track Ampex deck modified by Alembic
FM radio broadcasting The Dead
Grateful Dead Photography - by Jim Anderson
Grateful Dead - photo slide show - 1971 to 1974
The Grateful Dead's Early Thematic Jams
Grateful Dead acoustic sets 1969 - 1970
Grateful Dead guest appearances 1967 - 1975
Fillmore East broom closet tapes - GD & NRPS, April 1971
Grateful Dead — European Tour 1972 boxed set
Grateful Dead Forum — European Tour 1972 notebook
Grateful Dead — Old Rennaisance Faire Grounds, Veneta, Oregon on 27 Aug 1972
Grateful Dead — Watkins Glen Summer Jam 1973
Grateful Dead — Roosevelt Stadium — Jer b'day shows in 1973
Grateful Dead — May Days 1977 and Sugaree
Grateful Dead roots and the Greenpeace connection
Grateful Dead response to the Kent State Massacre
Grateful Dead and their "Cowboy spin"
Cowboys debated
Cadre of musicians debated
Mark O'Connor unleashed at 15! Vince Gill at 18! Monte is busted sharing music!
Vassar Clements boxed set - middle 1970s taped by Monte
Sam Bush boxed set - middle 1970s taped by Monte
Vince Gill boxed set - middle 1970s taped by Monte
Scotty's Music - 1976 Int'l Steel Guitar Convention taped by Monte
Grateful Dead tape collection on The Internet Archive
Hunter's Trix boxed set - the Seamons GD Matrix collection on LMA
Grateful Dead Family Discography
Grateful Dead Betty Boards archive
The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
Grateful Dead songs played graph by Dr. Beechwood
The DeadLists Project
DeadBase Online Search
Monte's Taper Compendium
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Monte's Taper Handbook

Monte's tapes on The Archive



Notes

Dick Latvala notes for this show

Source:
-- taped by Monte Barry
-- Sony TC 2850SD portable stereo cassette recorder
-- Sony ECM 99 single-point stereo mic
-- mic is hand-held on mic-stand shaft, with arm raised up
-- FOB center infield, between sbd platform and stage platform

Lineage:
-- transferred by Matt Smith, mastered by Monte Barry

MAC tapes > Nak BX300 > Apogee Mini Me > Mini DAC (monitoring/mastering) > Lynx One soundcard > Wavelab 5.0 > 24/96 FLACs > Samplitude Pro > 16/44 > TLH > SBEs fixed > CD Tag

-- this is a major upgrade in sound quality
-- replaces Monte's shnid 91236
-- this was my first time taping
-- these transfers are not fixed; some flaws remain
-- but now my tapes sound phenomenal

patch list:
-- Promised Land patched until 00:39
-- Tennessee Jed's set-ending announcement is patched
-- China Doll's show-ending announcement is patched
-- I cleaned up a few glitches and tagged the files

SBD patch Lineage:
transferred by David Hollister and G.S. Hamilton
MR > PCM > cassette > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN

This AUD recording epitomizes the very best of the Grateful Dead "live sound" for the time. The prototype Wall of Sound is nailed by Alembic and the sound crew for this show. Set within an outdoor Stadium, this close-up infield FOB spatially captures sound from the two Aux PA towers on the infield, behind the taper. This sound delay adds a touch of ear candy as it rolls around the stadium. This show, and June 10 was by far the best sound I ever heard come out of a PA System, period. It was a sensational orgy of sound.

Matt Smith did a great job transferring these tapes of mine! Thank you!

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Reviewer: mrmtucker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 11, 2015
Subject: heaven in dc
Saw the Dead here in.....1992? But jeez this is some sweet stuff. The photos really add to the ambiance. Thanks for sticking your arm up in the air with that mic on the end. Timeless. Six stars.
Reviewer: Sondra deck - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 23, 2013
Subject: Original ticket
I have my original ticket for allman bro and dead concert June 9, 1973. Do you think it is worth anything?
Reviewer: ThreeFingerStyle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 22, 2013
Subject: THANK YOU
WOW thanks Mr Monte. Can't say thanks enough. Swirling, Searing Supersonic Thickness - ought to be in the Smithsonian. I'm gonna lose my job over this stuff.
Reviewer: dead-head_Monte - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 7, 2008
Subject: Veni, vidi, vici.
"I came, I saw, I conquered." A famous Latin sentence spoken by Julius Caesar in 47 BC.
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